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Special Session Day 14: Cherry blossom time

OLYMPIA -- The Kwansan cherry trees along Cherry Lane, on the east side of the state Capitol, are in full bloom. May 9, 2011. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)
OLYMPIA -- The Kwansan cherry trees along Cherry Lane, on the east side of the state Capitol, are in full bloom. May 9, 2011. (Jim Camden/The Spokesman-Review)

OLYMPIA -- The cherry blossoms are out on the trees near the Capitol Building along the appropriately named Cherry Lane.

These are the Kwansan cherry trees, which bloom a few weeks later than the Yoshino cherry trees, Steve Valandra of the Department of General Administration said.

So it's a good time to stop and smell the flowers. Maybe that's why so little has been happening in the Legislature in recent days.



Jim Camden
Jim Camden joined The Spokesman-Review in 1981 and retired in 2021. He is currently the political and state government correspondent covering Washington state.

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